Posts Tagged ‘Alco C628’

Cold Day to be Working in Canton

August 25, 2021

Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6301 is in Canton on a cold day somewhere between 1968 and 1972. This motive power consist also has an EMD SD45 and another C628. The 6301 was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in March 1965 as the 6301. It also carried that roster number during its brief time working for Conrail where it never patched with CR markings.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Friendly Wave at Alliance

May 30, 2021

It’s July 1972 in Alliance. The fireman of Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6314 is giving a friendly wave as the train enters the Bayard Branch on its way to Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. Also in the motive power consist are PC 6314, 6300, and 6317. The track under the rear trucks of No. 6314 is the Fort Wayne Line to Canton and Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Penn Central Alco in Alliance

May 16, 2020

We’re back in Alliance in the early 1970s courtesy of the wayback machine.

In front of us is Penn Central Alco C628 leading a westbound in September 1972. This unit was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad so it must feel at home on these rails

The trailing unit is GE U33B No. 2859, which was among the first production units of this model built for the New York Central.

Photograph by Robert Farkas